Cannes-Monday, April 25, 2022
The VeeR Future Award 2022, a cornerstone of the Cannes XR program, unveils the jury panel that will judge the most immersive, compelling, and innovative virtual reality (VR) works this year.
The Jury Panel includes : Zhang Ziyi (Chinese Actor, Director, and Producer), Hannah Minghella (President of Motion Pictures, Bad Robot), Michel Reilhac (Independent creator of immersive content), Vicki Dobbs Beck (VP of Immersive Content Innovation at ILMxLAB), Kari Skogland (CEO of Mad Rabbit, Emmy®-nominated, BAFTA award-winning director and showrunner), and Doug Chiang (Lucasfilm VP and Executive Creative Director) as the Advisor of the Jury Panel.
The endless possibilities VR brings to storytelling have shined a light on the medium and have attracted the attention of the film and technology industry, artists, investors, and distributors around the world. They are all paying close attention to seeing how this technology and the immersive experience it creates will revolutionize the media and entertainment business. This year, Cannes XR and VeeR have put together an experienced and diverse jury panel that will bring their professional perspectives to the judging process.
The works on VeeR Future Award’s shortlist will be available on VeeR and Alexandria on May 17th. 18 VR works were selected out of hundreds of submissions to enter the final round of the Cannes XR x VeeR Future Award Competition to compete for a chance to win the Best VR Story and the Best Interactive Experience awards.
The jury will evaluate the projects based on their storytelling techniques, immersive and interactive designs, and innovations.
The winners will be announced on May 22nd at the online Cannes XR x VeeR Future Award Ceremony on Alexandria.
As the leading technology for storytelling, Virtual Reality receives more attention from filmmaking experts and enthusiasts compared to traditional mediums.
VeeR and Cannes XR have worked closely to fulfill the promise to elevate each year’s showcase, and this year’s Cannes XR will present a body of work that’s both diverse and of the highest quality, bringing the most groundbreaking works created by artists around the world to the audience. It will put VR storytelling and interactive experience at the forefront of media attention.
“It is our great honor to have the world-renowned Jury Panel for the VeeR Future Award, and together we hope to reach more audiences within the media & entertainment industry. We believe Cannes XR will attract more artists to join us in VR content creation and eventually drive immersive storytelling forward,” says Jingshu, Co-Founder of VeeR.
Cannes XR is the Marché du Film’s program dedicated to immersive technologies and cinematographic content. Taking place annually during the Festival de Cannes, Cannes XR is the unmissable rendezvous for the entire XR community and offers an ambitious virtual exhibition of the best VR artworks. Designed as a global networking platform to discuss the role of XR technologies, Cannes XR is here to inspire the art of storytelling and fuel the future of film.
Official partner of Festival de Cannes XR VeeR is a leading VR entertainment platform with the mission of bringing cinematic VR content to the mass audience. With VeeR VR Video Platform and ZeroSpace 8K VR cinema chain, VeeR has helped creators across the world to distribute and monetize their works. VeeR Studio, the production arm of VeeR, works with global talents to create cinematic VR films with engaging narrative and great entertainment value.
VeeR was founded in 2016, with a mission to bring the best immersive entertainment to the world. VeeR is a leading VR entertainment platform available worldwide, across all major VR headsets, web, and mobile. VeeR acquires, produces, and distributes best-in-class immersive stories and light-weight interactive experiences.